There are many comparisons between the iran-contra affair in the 1980s and the iran ransom scandal of today however, in at least one. Ever since president reagan confirmed that the us secretly sold weapons to iran, questions about the conduct of foreign policy have dogged. Welcome to “understanding the iran-contra affairs,” the only comprehensive website on the famous reagan-era government scandal, which stemmed from the. On september 5, the brookings intelligence project hosted author malcolm byrne for a discussion of his new book, iran-contra: reagan's. The iran-contra affair, as the weapons deal and investigations afterward became known, “demonstrated the readiness of an ideologically.
Iran-contra affair larry gilman in october and november of 1986, it was discovered that for several years, agents of the united states government had. The iran contra affair began as an internal us confrontation between ronald reagan and the democratic congress in 1984, the boland amendment passed, . Issues of central american communism and middle eastern terrorism combined in the iran-contra affair to cast a shadow over president reagan's second term. Oliver north, the retired marine colonel who was a part of the iran-contra scandal of the 1980s, has a new role: president of the national rifle.
Senator daniel inouye (l), chairman of the senate committee holding hearings on the iran-contra affair, talks with house committee chairman. The revelations in the iran-contra scandal initially seemed like they might engulf ronald reagan, but the scandal began to fizzle when it. On the 25th anniversary of oliver north's sentencing, here's a look back at the the events leading up to the iran-contra scandal.
Retired lt col oliver north, the marine at the center of the iran-contra affair three decades ago, was named president monday of the national. The iran-contra scandal involved the reagan administration selling arms to iran and using the money to support anti-communist contra forces. Thirty years ago, the nation's capital was gripped by an investigation that involved the highest levels of the reagan administration and would. Oliver north, a key figure in the iran-contra arms sale scandal under us president ronald reagan, is set to become the next president of the.
The iran-contra affair was a secret us arms deal that traded missiles for americans held hostage by iranian terrorists, then used funds from the arms deal to. One of the most complicated and intrigue-filled scandals in recent decades, the iran-contra affair dominated the news for many months it consisted of three. The list of the “other more important ” aspects of the sordid story that became known as “iran-contra” scandal is a long one but worth recalling. The sales to iran were illegal, as the us had an arms embargo against iran american participants in the iran-contra affair thought the covert.
Lt col oliver north testifies before the joint house-senate committee investigating the iran-contra affair on july 10, 1987 | ap photo. Iran contra affair members of the sandinista army capture united states pilot eugene hasenfus after he was shot down during a covert. Directed by david kasper, barbara trent with elizabeth montgomery, jack brooks, barbara honegger, david macmichael. The iran–contra affair also referred to as irangate, contragate or the iran–contra scandal, was a political scandal in the united states that occurred during the.
The iran-contra affair was a scandal in which us officials secretly made it possible to sell arms to iran, despite there being a. “[the archive's chronology offers] a complete summary of every known relevant fact connected with the iran-contra scandal” —ted koppel, nightline, abc tv. Iran-contra affair, 1980s us political scandal in which the national security council (nsc) became involved in secret weapons transactions and other activities. The iran-contra affair was a clandestine action not approved of by the united states congress it began in 1985, when president ronald reagan's.